Dendrocalamus is a tropical genus of giant clumping bamboo, which are similar to the genus Bambusa.
Dendrocalamus giganteus - is one of the tallest of bamboos.
Dendrocalamus strictus - is also known as Male Bamboo, Solid Bamboo or Calcutta Bamboo. It is a fast growing, tall species of Bamboo native to Southeast Asia. This bamboo is extensively used as a raw material in paper mills and has edible shoots. Most provide delicious and nutritious fruit, but many also have edible leaves, seeds, flowers, stems or roots, or they yield edible or useful oil. Established plants are drought tolerant. Hardy to zone 9. Synonyms: Arundo hexandra, Bambusa glomerata, B. hexandra, B. pubescens, B. stricta, B. tanaea, B. verticillata, Dendrocalamus prainiana.